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announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome from our headquarters in doha. i'm peter doby with the newshour, 60 minutes of news and comment today. >> we are determined not to allow iran to undermine our security saudi arabia cuts ties with iran after protestors storm its embassy in tehran accused of murder - two israelis charged over an arson murder in the west bank killing a toddler and his parents
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syria - hospitals running out of medicine, stores are closed and food in short supply - forcing children to dig through the rubble. >> if you move us, you move us to a graveyard. we meet the south africans struggling to ging to get back taken away during apartheid real madrid were given a work out by valencia. and ben stokes blasts his way into the history books. action from the second test is coming up saudi arabia today severed diplomatic ties with iran. demonstrators in tehran set fire to the saudi embassy on saturday night. they were protesting against the execution of a prominent shia cleric by saudi arabia. nimr al-nimr was among 47 put to
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death on terrorism charges. gerald tan reports. >> reporter: the saudi embassy ablaze in tehran. iranians lash out after a leading shia cleric was among 47 executed in saudi arabia on terrorism charges. the saudi government said it made repeated requests for iran to protect its embassy, it was ignored. in response. they have cut diplomatic ties with iran. >> we are determined not an allow iran to undermine security, not to let iran mobilize or create or establish a terrorist cell in our country, or in countries of our allies the execution of nimr al-nimr prompted protests among shi'a communities across the middle east. nimr al-nimr, and the other
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manner, al qaeda preacher faris al-zahrani were charged with plotting and carrying out terrorism attacks. nimr al-nimr was sentenced to death. he denied political charges against him, but said he never carried weapons or called for violence. he is adamant he had a fair trial based on facts, and followed a protest, a view followed by a lead, saying that the laws applied to sunni and shia. iran's spreader is warning -- spreader is call -- supreme leader is calling... iran and saudi arabia have
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engaged in a war of words and it's not the first time they cut diplomatic relations. the iranians and saudis were bound to clash at one point because there are so many challenges facing these two countries, and the points of use are diametrically opposed. train and riyadh sposh opposing sides in the conflicts in yemen and syria. the concern is that the widening rift between the two regional powers will have a broader impact across the middle east well, iran responded to the move by accusing saudi arabia of trying to shift attention away from the executions. in a statement the deputy foreign minister said the kingdom could not cover up its mistake of executing a major religious figure, adding that saudi arabia is making hasty and
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il-considered decisions. the u.s. is calling for calm and urging leaders in the region to take affirmative steps to reduce tensions. live to washington, and our correspondent kimberley halkett. what is your reading of the u.s. reaction to this? >> well, fortunately we had the statement by the u.s. state department. we can hear from them directly. president obama returning from his 2-week vacation in hawaii back at the white house, following this from the updates that he is getting from the administration. the administration now issuing a statement that they are calling on leaders in the region to take affirmative steps to reduce the tensions. the u.s. sees that there's two things that need to happen in order for iran and saudi arabia to work through differences. the first being that there needs to be diplomatic ingoingment and direct -- engagement and direct conversations need to take place at the level quickly. the united states urging leaders
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on both sides to engage in that right away. we should point out that this is the second time in two days that the united states has come out and weighed in on what seems to be, by the hour, an escalating dispute. on saturday there was a rare public display of disapproval towards saudi arabia, the united states - one of the key mid east allies in the region over the execution of the cleric. so the statement then was that there was the concern that there would be escalating tensions, that has been realized. with the result of the united states now issuing a second strongly worded statement. >> the saudis clearly and robustly telling the world, in effect, we are not particularly troubled by your reaction to what we did with the 47 men. so that must be raising eyebrows at the state department. >> it certainly is, and the problem is that it puts the
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united states in a particularly difficult spot. of course, the white house has, for many decades, had a strong relationship with saudi arabia. but at the same time you have to remember too, especially under president obama, this administration worked very, very hard in recent years, and especially in recent months as it worked to secure the iran nuclear agreement. the united states had a strong relationship with both sides finding itself in an awkward position as it sees itself trying to appeal for calm, and being concerned about the broader spillover effect that could result - as a result of this dispute, escalating further. >> are they concerned as well. you touched on it, there are religious and regional allies dotted throughout the middle east. we are talking about two singular powerful countries and are talking about putting the syrian peace talks together, and there's the situation in yemen, there's the houthi rebels and the loyalties there.
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the potential for backwash is significant. >> it's absolutely significant. and don't get me wrong, there are absolutely conversations at this level taking place because of these wider and broader concerns. you have to look at the statements coming out of the white house now. we saw the statement from ben rowed, the security advisor on saturday. which is particularly telling in the way emphasise worded. right now there's a reticence by the united states to wade in any further and to - it's choosing language carefully, knowing full well that any inaccurate wording that could be perceived as either side taking a favour or currying favour in any way could have it being effective is concerning. we see a lot of hesitation on the part of the white house, but it will be difficult as it continues to spiral further, for the u.s. to toe that line. >> thank you very much. >> well the leader of iran's
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ally, the lebanon based group hezbollah condemned the executions. >> to the family of the scholar and martyr. his family and to the muslims everywhere, and the great muslim scholars, and islamic center, and everyone asking for rights. my condolences to all of them for the martyrdom of this brave scholar. >> professor of middle east politics from the london school of economics. he said that the diplomatic standoff could spread to other countries across the middle east. >> you have war by proxies. syria and iraq in yemen, bahrain in yemen. saudi arabia and iran are waging war by proxies, and the ruptured diplomatic relations, we are seeing the relationship between the sunni dominated area, and the shia dominated iran is at the lowest point.
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we could witness further escalation that happened in the last 24 hours, on the raging fire. in particular, as the struggle between the two giants could easily basically aggravate and exacerbate regional tensions. what will happen is the international community is hoping for a dimenting solution -- diplomatic solution, at the end of january. people were hoping for a de-escalation and ceasefire in yemen. forget about it. i'm in beirut, the situation is tense. hezbollah was the dominant shia party in lebanon, up in arms, trying to rally the lebanese and the muslim population in saudi arabia. the situation in iran is tense. you have a sizeable shi'a community throughout the gulf. remember, even though saudi
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arabia and iran are waging a war by proxies, by power, geopolitics, the struggle took on sectarian connotations, because you have sunni, saudi arabia and shia dominated iran, and it's poisoning the muslim politics, i fear that the counter crisis, the ruptured diplomatic relations could bring about an escalation in other theatres, not just in syria, iraq and yemen. in center of excellence of brain aging, lebanon and other gulf -- adam raney, lebanon and other gulf countries gunman attack a consulate in northern afghanistan. gunmen heard explosions. there was a gun battle with the guards in the building, and the fighters are now holed up in a nearby building. we have this report from kabul. >> what we know from police on the ground, that four gunmen,
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fully armed, tried to enter the consulate. the indian consulate, and they faced resistance from the guard in that area, so in a state they enteranother house, believed to be about 100 meter away from the consulate, and opened fire from there. afghan police believe there were four attackers, and the house is surrounded by the afghan forces. police say they are concerned there might be more attackers there, that's why they start a house search, searching house to house in the neighbourhood. eyewitnesss tell us two loud explosions were heard before the gun fire. >> a gun fight resumed at an indian air force base. it's thought one gunman is in the base in pathan cot. seven soldiers and six gunmen denied. we go to new delhi with the
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latest. >> the latest attacks caught everyone by surprise, after the attack by the evening on saturday, military officials and the government patted everyone on the back for a job well done. sunday afternoon fresh gunfire was heard. there was confusion, was it part of a search operation, was there a new attack. it wasn't until several hours later that officials confirmed two gunmen were in the case. whether this is a new group or part of saturday's group, we don't know. many here are putting the blame on armed groups in pakistan, who routinely declared an intention to attack targets in india. yesterday the country's home minister said that india wants good relations with all its neighbours, including pakistan, and that the government would protect the borders. hardliners were blaming the government for the attack, the military, saying both routinely support armed groups and
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encourage them to support attacks in india. it was only accusation that is denied still to come on the al jazeera newshour - the case of the missing publishers in hong kong, who specialise in books banned by beijing. murder in mexico, a mayor who had been in office for one day has been killed outside her home in the sports news with robin, the opening day of the dakar rally is cancelled. r robin has that and the top sports stories in about 30 minutes two israelis have been charged over an arson attack in the occupied west bank that killed three members of a palestinian family including an 18 month old baby. in july asked men attacked the building with a petrol bomb, burning it to the ground. this report from the ruins of the family's home in duma. >> reporter: more than five months after their murder, the
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charred belongings of the family are scattered on the floor in what was their home. the pram in which the mother and father pushed the 18 month old son is still here. he was burnt alive as he slept in the corner. the parents died of injuries in hospital. the burnt out room is shocking evidence of the violence of the attack. more details are emerging of the man charged with their murder. 21 years old, with a young family of his own. >> he is seen here holding his baby. he lived in only illegal settlement in the occupied west bank, but moved to jerusalem after the attack happened. it's been reported that he and the 17-year-old minor were planning a second attack on another village close buy. both had been detained by the israeli authorities before. the family say the government offered financial compensation, but relatives say all they want
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is justice. >> we don't have confidence in the israeli judicial system or the investigation, because neither we nor a lawyer have been informed of steps of the investigation. >> reporter: 4-year-old akmed, the only member of the family to survive is having rehabilitation treatment for the burns suffered. israeli officials called the attack an act of jewish terrorism. until the murder charges were announced the government banned the media from reporting. >> evidence is suggested to the police, when video coverage shows evidence of all kinds of violence of settlers, and the police does nothing, and the prosecution does nothing, and so many settlers who were clearly involved in violence are free and not brought to justice. >> the prime minister binyamin netanyahu said in sunday's cabinet meeting that israel will
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implement the rule of law in all parts of the state of israel, and on all citizens. in the occupied west bank village of duma, three graves marked the final resting place of this mother, father and the baby boy the israeli army said gunmen fired at its forces and wounded one soldier. the incident happened near hebron. a search is under way. since october there has been an escalation in violence between israelis and palestinians over the use of the al-aqsa mosque compound the u.s.-led coalition says it carried out 26 air strikes against i.s.i.l. fighters killed 50 iraqi soldiers in three separate attacks. 23 soldiers died near fallujah, a day after i.s.i.l. took control of an important bridge. the video showing the group bombing the army barracks near
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the crossing an attack by six suicide bombers on an iraqi military base left 13 dead. it happened at camp spicher outside a base in tikrit. i.s.i.l. said it was behind the attack, in an online statement. we go to baghdad for more. >> in the last hours i.s.i.l. fighters launched three attacks in three different places in two provinces, the first in a province where six i.s.i.l. fighters wearing suicide vests infiltrated inside spiker military base. according to the government, three of them were killed in crossing fire between the iraqi fighting and they reached inside the base and blew up themselves. according to security forces, a security team sourced from the city. at least 13 people were killed, and 10 from iraqi security
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forces i.s.i.l. claiming responsibility for an attack on egyptian soldiers, the group saying it killed 10 soldiers in raqqa. only one was killed. friday egyptian air strikes hit a number of targets in the area. >> syria's opposition is trying to agree on who should be part of a forthcoming talk with the government in two weeks's time, and they are meeting in riyadh. the opposition wanted a democratic syria, which will keep state institutions intact. the president will be allowed to take part in negotiations, but must leave power after a 6 week negotiation period. preconditions must be met to stop government attacks and allow aid into opposition areas and facilitate the return of millions of refugees. a senior research fellow at the lse says the involvement of iran in the peace talks in syria is crucial. >> it's really not clear, and i
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think the cutting of diplomatic ties between iran and saudi arabia will influence the process very much. because the reason we are seeing now development in the negotiations is that you have this international region consensus which we did not have two years ago. iran was, for the first time, invited to international talks in vienna. that did not happen before. so that difference made a huge difference in the globalisation process. it's not clear what will happen. russia will step in, the u.s., and try to pressure, to accelerate the talks. but it's all unclear, and all the wishlist you spoke about is not something that the syrians can decide any more. the future of bashar al-assad is a question of russian-american consensus. it's not for the syrian opposition, unfortunately. they are meeting in iran, but there remains the u.n. security
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council resolution issued, you know, and that's what they have to follow syrians close to lebanon's borders are under siege by government forces. a prisoner swap made last month was supposed to end the blockade. residents say that they are desperately in need of food and medical supplies. a warning you may find the pictures in this report disturbing. >> the people here were promised help. it has not come. shops are empty or closed. on the streets, dejection. >> translation: we've only got water, how come there isn't any food. in the end we were eating starch. everything has gone. >> no one is allowed to leave. up to 40,000 people have no food. the situation is extremely bad. to the extent that some have eaten cats. in the middle of a chill
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children are reduced to scrabbling from scraps in a desperate attempt to fill plates. bullets and bombs didn't kill these victims, they sort offed to death. humanitarian aid is part of a deal, a swap deal in december. thousands were transported out of town to turkey. in change others were given safe passage out of towns in northern syria. in the north-west of damascus, and close to the lebanese border, it's been the focus of intense fighting. the rebels lost control of most of the town to the syrian army. many residents believe pro-government forces are blocking supplies. we dealt with 150 cases of unconsciousness.
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they haven't got good for days. >> reporter: medical star are struggling to help syrians suffer from malnutrition after months of depravations, it was hoped the prisoner swap deal would get them the help that was needed. many are wondering now if it will ever arrive in yemen protesters are calling for urgent humanitarian assistance there. houthi fighters have been fighting saudi-led forces for control of the area. the u.n.'s world food program appealed to all sides to call for aid. earlier spokesmen for the saudi-led spokesmen tells al jazeera, he blames the united nations for failing to distribute the aid in yemen.
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>> what happened last week is a shame for the international community, by relating to their duty towards the yemeni population, we paid the united nations, we give them the opportunity. we give them the opportunity to give to the cause, but they did not do their job. they are not on the ground. they keep talking, but they are not doing anything on the ground. we ask why they didn't fly under the flag the united nations to distribute the material aid. >> pro-democracy leaders in hong kong are pressing the government to vet the latest disappearance of a book publisher. he's the fifth employees from the same company to go missing in recent months. the publisher specialises in political bookses banned in mainland china. rob mcbride has the latest. >> reporter: protesters out on the streets demanding to know the faith of publisher ley bo.
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he is the fifth to go missing in recent months, last seen in hong kong, his disappearance is troubling. >> the scary thing is that there's no news and no prove of what happened to the five publishers. even the central government and the hong kong government refuse to respond on the whereabouts of the good citizens. the hong kong government is investigating. local media is reporting that li phoned his wife across the border in mainland china after the night he disappeared, after apparently being taken there against his will. li told his wife he was assisting in an investigation, and told her not to make a scene, she's quoted as saying li left behind his paperwork that he would have needed to get across the border, leaving many to believe he was smuggled
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there. >> hong kong was home to a flourishing business, a publishing company selling books banned in mainland china. before the handover in british colonial rule guarantees free media. the arrests are alarming. protesters took to the streets on sunday over what they see as an attack on academic freedom. campaigners believing it's part of the same gradual protest by the chinese government to grind down hong kong's autonomy. >> the chinese authority believes that stability for party regime is more important containment of information, it is more important. and certainly more and more chinese leaders tend to believe that hong kong is less and less important for china's modernization effort. >> reporter: at the book store itself, no signs of life.
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on display, only the covers of books, that for now are no longer on sale. and messages of support - this one wishing the missing staff a safe return soon plenty more to come for you here on the newshour, including the philippines obisticle course for cyclists. why a dangerous commute on two wheels is a better option. plus... >> funding on canada's east coast - they have the highest and visible ties. i'm daniel lack and i'll look at a project to generate clean, green electricity from the ebb and flow of the tidal waves behinds me in sport - football fans fill the streets of kabul as the national team bids for a piece of silver ware. do stay with us. us.
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>> elderly americans addicted to painkillers prescribed by doctors. >> have you ever thought about going off of your painkiller dosage? >> no. i don't know if i'd have the courage to stop it. >> but is it leading to abuse more than it's helping. >> he would prescribe what he felt was appropriate... the result, she died. >> faultlines checks into rehab to investigate who's responsible for the hidden epidemic. >> i was just doin' what the doctor's told me to do. welcome back. i'm peter here in doha, top stories on the newshour. saudi arabia severed diplomatic tie was iran.
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this comes after demonstrators set fire to the saudi embassy on saturday. protesting the execution of a prom tpt incident shia cleric gunmen attacked guards in a consulate in tehran. afghan special forces surrounded a house where the attackers are hiding. two israelies have been charged over an arson attack in the west bank. an 18 month old baby boy and his parents were killed in duma in july. >> three days of mourning declared in mexico after a city mayor was shot dead 24 hours after starting her job. defects are investigating the politician's murder. we have this report. >>. >> gisela mota was sworn in as
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mayor on friday, and saturday shot and killed at her home. detectives suspect nine were involved in her murder, two killed at the scene. the state governor is suggesting drug cartels or organized crime gangs are to blame. in her debut speech mayor gisela mota ledged to end corruption and promised to tackle crime head on. >> we firmly believe there were have threatened by her speech. we don't have information. >> violent crime in the region is widespread. 10 comes from where the mayor was murdered is cuernaraca, and is a violent city based on murder, rape, kidnap, armed robbery and extortion. the mayor took office on the same day an operation was launched to provide security.
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poll suggests is dangerous in mexico. for politicians and o two mayoral opponents were killed. 24 hours into a new roll, it is scene as a new blow for politicians tackling violence crime in mexico catalonia's far left party, the cup announced it will not support acting regional head for another term as leader. likely leading to a round of local elections held. the move might weaken an independence movement that may split from spain. the matter coming two weeks after elections. armed men in the u.s. occupied a government building in protest against the conviction of two farmers. some of the demonstrators are part of a right-wing militia in the state of oregon, saying they are supporting two farmers they
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believe were wrongly convicted of arson. >> the opposition in venezuela is choosing the next president of the national assembly ahead of tuesday's inauguration. the democratic movement party won a landslide victory in des's elections, meaning the opposition will take control of congress for the first time in a decade. the supreme court wants to block the inauguration for opposition member. we have more from caracas. >> reporter: this tuesday venezuela is scheduled to swear in a new national leader for the first time in 16 years. it will be dominated by the opposition. on december 5th, venezuela headed to the wall to elect a new congress. they gave the opposition 112 of 167 seeds. the vast majority means the
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opposition will have the power to draft a new constitution, and set in motion a referendum that can see maduro leave congress. the government has taken a series of measures that critics are saying may revolutionize the win. the government rushed to send in new judges. in addition to swearing in the new judges, it was potentially stripping the opposition in congress. the opposition is calling this move a judicial cue. also de final and going in on tuesday and swearing in all 112. both asked supporters to join
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them in on the inauguration. >> people are afraid that the marches could end up in violence like the ones that rocked the country in 2014, and saw more than 43 dead over a one month period of street marches. >> the south african government reopened its land claims and redistribution programme. the intention is to give land taken during the time of apartheid back to the original owners. buts there's one group that says it's not benefitting from that barry pretorius has been living in this settlement for more man 20 years. five years ago the local government demolished some of the homes saying they were there illegally. the community living here is determined to stay. they want to remove us. they see we are living in prime land. you can see the view. if you move us, move us to a graveyard. because it is a site for the dead. now you want to move us.
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>> city authorities say some houses are built on an area designated to stay empty as a firebreak on the slopes of the hill, a world heritage site. the community says this is their land. this is known as a coloured community, an apartheid term given to people of mixed race. people like barry reclaim their heritage saying they want recognition as the first people of south africa. a group of elders perform a ceremony. activists said part segregation laws robbed the people of identity and heritage. black and white settled on our ancestral land. so the beneficiaries of that, the stolen land, and that land, you know, today, you find aboriginal people go not find not 1% of the ancestral land in
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south africa. >> apartheid laws reserved more than 85% of land for the minority white population, the government is carrying out claims and redistribution processes and identified heritage sites and land occupied. but it says the process is taking longer than expected. >> our terms to address the land question. we are seeing that there should be equity allocated. that could be done in a responsible manner. where just and equitable compensation could be paid to those that own the land. >> they may pay out as much as $11 billion in compensation. for the community, the only acceptable outcome will be restoration of rights they claim to ancestral land throughout the
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country. >> yes the start of the new year ushered in new goals. we have this report from the national park in sri lanka. . >> nature in all its duty. a century ago they were recovered by forests. today it's less than 30%. even up to the country's oldest nature reserve suffered from encroachment. over 1,000 hectares of forest joining the reserve were cleared for housing, provoking an outcry from environmentalists. these are pictures filmed by them, showing the extent of the deforest saying. the lack of awareness is a problem. these are the reserves, and must be protected.
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it's the main reason the areas come under threat. >> the outcry prompted the president's office to halt further land cleared for housing in the area. as the population grows and progresses, forests like this, and the animals in them face increasing threat. environments they say must be protected to ensure long-term survival. environmentalists say land that has been deforested should be used for development, rather than clearing remaining forests. failure to change course, they say would be disastrous, not the least for wildlife. >> the next species are in the critically endangered category. if we did not take it on. we may lose some of the species. the sri lankan leopard are among the animals under threat. environmentalists say the new government in colombo appears to respond to their concerns. a presidential task force is
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coordinating a 3-year protection plan, aiming to reverse some of the damage, and actually expand the forest cover. >> we are working together to ensure at least by end of three years, that they have an decision of another 5,000 to 6,000 hectares of reforestation. the challenge is to strike the right balance between, on the one hand, the need to free up land for development, and on the other, the need to protect the environment. especially for wildlife species on the verge of extinction now, of all the cities around the world which suffer from traffic congestion, manila is considered among the worst. government leaders say they are committed to tackling the problem. we have this report, that can't come soon enough for the long-suffering commuters. >> reporter: this man has been
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cycling to work for four years, it's an obstacle course of dodging buses, reckless drivers and potholes. >> i save around 3 hours, four hours. what i save on gas, i save on parking fees, and the money i save i spend on my family. >> reporter: it's not the most comfortable way to travel, but it is better than the alternative. carr maggedon, a reference to doomsday which is what it feels like to be stuck in the middle of a traffic jam. on a bad day, driving along the thoro fare could take hours. they have yet to be completed at the same time. sales of motor vehicles continue to rise. the problem a study found cost the country 53 million a day. the structure is seen as a downside risk to economic growth. urban planner says metro manila
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is an urban laboratory on how not to do it. with office workers spending thousands a year. what happens now, cities - they are ory ented. for the rest of the world, they are transient. >> which is more serious now about regional planning. >> thousands took to the streets to call the leaders, making cycling part of a long-term solution to problems and pollution. it has existing cycling lanes and a bike-sharing scheme. the government knows it's not enough. despite this, the philippines took the lead at creating a framework making the region bike friendly. >> people are questioning us, why would the philippines push such a thing. you know, your own country is in the area. i get it's precisely that. countries like the philippines,
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who are lacking in inclusive mobility, countries that have done it. another country taking years and billions of investment to break the gridlock. they are hoping others will follow suit. >> now, news coming in to us here at al jazeera, there has been a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the north west coast of india, north of infal, near the border of myanmar. the quake was 57km under ground all the sport's news coming up. including - here is a sight you don't see often. chelsea manager is smiling. i think that's a smile. they start on a winning note. robin with the details shortly. shortly.
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welcome back. solar and wind energy are growing in popularity as alternatives to fossil fuels. power companies and governments are turning to the ocean tides. daniel lak reports from canada. >> reporter: can the planets biggest tides be used to generate power? that is what they are exploring on the shores of the bay of fundies narrowest point, 14 billion metric tonnes of water, more than the combined flow of all the world's rivers moves
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through this passage every day. >> main stream title energy is taking a wind turbine and putting it underwater in a high flow environment. >> in partnership with government and the power company. a european firm is building a 15 meter wide turbine, with plans to get it spinning. an attempt to install such a device failed in fine, when a smaller unit broke down hours after it was put in the water. this time it is different said the company. we learnt that we have local details of the site characteristics in terms of location, and this is really where we have learnt from the past experience, and why we are back here in the bay of fundy. >> it's low tide and i'm standing on the bottom of the ocean. every day, twice a day, the waters surge and turn the mudflap into a bay, that can be
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12 or more deep. north america's first title project is across the bay. the generating station has been producing small amounts of power since 1984. the undersea turbines are on a much larger scale. not everyone wants them to go ahead. fishermen say the spinning blades will certainly disrupt or damage migrating fish that use the tidal flows to move in and out of the bay. >> it's only clean energy if you ignore the fundamental premise that these things kill fish. turbines kill fish. there's not a vacuum out there, there are fish living there, traversing the area. >> scientists whose research laid out the potential of the project say there's a long way to go before the sea is covered with turbines. >> there's a lot of challenge to it. the marine environment is difficult. the cost of the electricity
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generated will be high, and also we have a question of what impact it will have on the environment. balancing that again the cost of energy from fossil fuel will be crucial. can tides to high that they mike rivers run backwards help climate change or must be be left alone to ebb and flow as they always have? >> okay, time for the sports news, here is robin. good to see you. football - valencia denied real madrid a chance to move up to second place in the spanish premier league. real put ahead in the 16th minute. they drew level from the penalty spot at half-time. gareth bale. 2-1 for real madrid late in the second. home side was back. 2-2 is how it ended. real is third. the valencia boss yet to
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register a victory with the club. chelsea won their match with gus hiddink in charge. the english premier league managing to crack a smile with the result. something you don't see too often. oscar opened the scoring in the 29th minute. and goals from william and diego. costa confirming the result and earning the english champions three points. chelsea are 14th in the table. >> we don't need to add a lot of the quality of players. they are blessed by nature with quality, but they have to know that once thing are going not as wished, that we are to look for the causes. that is why we start working. the day's other fixture between everton and tottenham ended in a draw. a former spurs player gave everton the lead, striking on 22 minutes. the goal cancelled out in the first half stoppage time, 1-1
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the final score at goodison park. >> it was fantastic. it was one of the best so far. i think that you can see that in the way that we play. they manage the game until 75 minutes. and in this moment i can never tell or increase the level tottenham stay fourth with the result. arsenal lead the way. the gunners with a 2-point advantage over lester city. man united and west ham closing out the top six football fans in afghanistan disappointed after their team lost in the championship. the afghans taking the lead in the 70th minute. the advantage lasted 2 minutes. the in addition levelled the game. extra time was needed and afghanistan defenders have themselves to blame. it was a decisive goal, winning a record 7 in the annual
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competition. >> it was not easy. especially after the first goal. they came back, and they won the game. really, really happy with the performance of the whole team it was quite a party atmosphere on the streets as supporters gathered to watch the game on big screens. 150th in the f.i.f.a. world rang inks, football is considered a source of national unity, it's the last time they compete in the cup as they move into the central asia football association. >> the opening stage of the dakar rally has been cancelled in argentina. heavy rain and lightening prevented the field of motorcycles, cars and trucks from setting off. the support helicopters flying overhead were not able to take off. the race will commence with the second stage on monday englands cricketers are
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firmly in control of the second test against south africa, and they have managed to gain a bit of history, south african fans will hate the site of ben stokes, hitting the fastest century history, reaching 200 in 1 # 63 balls, and made 258. england declared the innings at 629/6. south africa 141/2. a first half century reached in 11 innings. 64 not out. ben stokes and his unbelievable knock is the story of the day. >> funny enough it wasn't a long day out there. it was an intense session and off by bester and stokes. which was quite amazing to watch from where i was standing. >> i was standing at the boundary fetching balls.
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>> one n.b.a. player lost his cool during a game. o.j. is only 80-year-old veteran, and didn't set the best example for the team. he was not impressed when the referee failed to give a foul, he was ejected from the game. to make matters worse. he had to be hauled away by the coaching staff. despite leaving the team short-handed, they managed to win against the timberwolves. 95-85 more later thank you very much. talk to you later innovative technologies appear on the horizon. some make life better, others don't catch on. the technology editor explored gadgets quick to shape 2016. >> reporter: the market for unmanned remote operated aircraft, better known as drones, grew fast in
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recent years, estimated to be worth over $1.4 billion, and each generation is getting smarter than before. new models of drones are able to navigate by themselves and can be programmed to film as they follow a beacon worn on the wrist. >> you wear a wrist ban, and the camera follows you around for 20 minutes. you can ski down a ski slope, drive a race car or motorcycle, and there's a lot of interesting things we'll see in the coming years. >> 2016 looks to be the year of virtual reality. an entertainment center due to open combines the virtual and the real in a new way. visitors explore a game space. their experience is enhanced by 360 degree video and sound by head sets, and physical heat and water sprays. >> from the virtual to the real. dubai's civil defense forces set to take delivery of 20 jet
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packs. they are intended to replace helicopters in an emergency situation. they could be used in the oil and gas industry, even by farmers. cities, too, are fast becoming smarter. from monitoring rubbish bins and tracking flows. over 1.6 billion sensors are installed in the world's cities to track the activity of residents. more than 5.5 more will be connected each day around the world during 2016. >> there's a strong focus on using people's data without the permission or the awareness of the user. so what we find is a lot of corporations to see the city. >> they can then repackage or sell it for whatever reason that we know of. technology that could disrupt public transport will be tested. transportation that promises to
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propel passenger pots through tubes will undergo testing on a track near las vegas. it's unproven, but could in times change the way we travel. >> it's been promised before. but 2016 is expected to be the year biometric security takes off. more and more devices and services are spotting passwords for digital readings such as face shape. fingerprint. the iris of the eye, heart beat and brain wave patterns. >> using fingerprint technology, owners can unlock a garment in under a second. they can be used to unlock objects like handguns and protect identities and data as our world is more connected do stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news is ahead.
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